23 August 2011

Capital Raising for Lodge redevelopment success

Thanks to all the many Debenture holding members and even some Juniors who provided "up front" payments to the capital raising to finance the redevelopment of the Lodge.
We had a strong response as you will have seen from the Annual report.
For those that chose to pay by instalment, the second payment was due in May. If you have not made your payment for that instalment, a reminder notice will soon arrive.
We are now completing a 100% check of all payments and a statement will be sent to all members with their capital payments made and also a guide to future payments, for those paying by instalment.
There are a small number of members, mainly juniors, that will see that their future payments increase over time. This is probably due to movement into more senior membership categories.
The next round of instalments for the capital raising will be in the next subscription invoice round, which will be issued in November for payment in January 2012.

David Stogdale

17 August 2011

Spring Season Pass

The lift company has announced the spring season pass. It starts on 22 Aug and runs till the end of the season on 22 Oct. Valid for Hotham too.

Adult $549
Youth $439
Child $275
Senior $275

16 August 2011

Sun and snow

Spring seems to have arrived a bit early. International may be closed, and summit looking pretty sad, but the skiing over the back is still very good. The south facing slopes are holding snow very well and there is still excellent cover.

Early spring also makes for some great touring too.
Pics from Sunday 14th.
Looking back to Sun Valley from above Boomerang

Mt McKay

07 August 2011

Race weekend report

The annual club race was held on Father Fosters race course on Saturday 6th August.

Conditions were truly awful but a valiant brigade turned up to race, along with an equally courageous crew from Riverina Ski Club. A few centimetres of fresh wet snow over a soft rain affected base made for heavy work inspecting the course. Generous salting turned it into a rather narrow icy track. There were a few spills, including yours truly, but most survived to take their second run.

Despite the poor conditions, everyone was in good spirits and there were smiles all around as people completed the course. An added touch of humour came from the misreading of names by the course announcer, coupled with some people racing in numbers originally assigned to others. So David Stogdale, racing in Noel Poon's number was announced as Noah (seemed appropriate given the weather). But perhaps best of all was Rose Baker for our champion Ross Barker.

Andrew & Myra were joined by some scouting friends to put on a fabulous spread for dinner. In particular, Watson won lots of friends with his lemon tart, vanilla cheesecake and chocolate hazelnut gateau. Thanks for a great dinner!

Thanks also to Nigel for stepping into John Cameron's shoes for the weekend to organise bibs, results etc.

More pics
If you would like to share your photos, please send to aacfallscreek(at)gmail.com

Sam Barker Memorial Shield for children 12 and under
1. Carla B
2. James C
3. Simon F

1. Harry S

1. Vivienne W
2. Carla B
3. Marj P

1. Ross B
2. William C
3. Nigel C

05 August 2011

savings - through Falls Creek Alpine Association

The Falls Creek Alpine Association represents ski clubs, apartment owners and other stakeholders in Falls Creek. AAC Falls Creek is a member.

They have negotiated discounts/deals at a number of businesses including:
Wining and Dining
  • Falls Creek Hotel
  • Mo"s Restautant (Feathertop Lodge)
  • Plunket Fowles winery (Avenel, on the Hume))
  • Sam Miranda Wines (Oxley)

  • Koki
  • Central Snowsports (Winterhaven and Cedarwood)
  • RPS The Board Store (Elwood)
  • EMC at Snowski (Deepdene)
 Ask our managers Andrew & Myra for more information on the specific deals and how to get them.

More info on FCAA